ePortal Newsletter July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

In this Issue:

  • 72% of YP Members report increased business from their IAM-YP activity
  • A Few Sponsorships are Still Available for the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Introducing the 2018 IAM Hall of Honor Inductees
  • Volume Discount for Metal Seals - New Pricing
  • IAM Connected
  • Member News
  • Industry News


72% of YP Members report increased business from their IAM-YP activity

Are your younger employees members of the ? If not, you could be missing out on business. Dues are $115 per year, and if you are a governing member you already have three free memberships. Get your under-40 crowd on board today!


A Few Sponsorships are Still Available for the 2018 Annual Meeting

Sponsorships are selling quickly for the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting & Expo! Network Central, the IAM-YP Lounge, the Pocket Schedule and hotel keycard are SOLD OUT, along with several other popular sponsorships. Just a few opportunities remain, including the ever-popular Conference Lanyard for $6,000. Consider--this sponsorship puts your name and logo on every conference attendee. There are some less expensive items available, as well, such as:

  • Mobile App push notifications ($500);
  • Bag inserts ($1,600);
  • Truck or Van Display ($2,500); and
  • Others that deliver a surprising amount of bang for your buck.

Don't miss your chance to showcase your company at the highly-attended 2018 IAM Annual Meeting. , including targeted Young Professionals or Logistics sponsorships.


To book your sponsorship, contact Katia at .


Introducing the 2018 IAM Hall of Honor Inductees

IAM is pleased to announce that the following distinguished individuals have been selected to enter the Association's prestigious , recognizing their dedicated service and contributions to IAM and the industry overall. They are Margaret (Peg) Wilken, Rick Curry, and John Day. The Hall of Honor inductions will be conducted during a special invitation-only luncheon at the 2018 IAM Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 7, from 11:30 am–1:00 pm.


Volume Discount for Metal Seals - New Pricing

IAM continues to offer special member pricing on metal security seals for liftvans. Seals must be ordered in sets of 400. IAM members pay 9 cents each up to 10,000 and 8 cents each over 10,000. Non-members pay 13 cents each up to 10,000 and 11 cents each over 10,000. or fax orders to (703) 317-9960.



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Member News


Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament raises $27,000 for charity, $130,000 over past 5 years

The Arpin Charitable Fund announced today that its Fifth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $27,479 for charity. The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by participating in community-based volunteer projects and fundraising events throughout the year.


JK Moving joins OMNI

JK Moving from Sterling in Virginia (serving Washington, DC) has joined OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International). The company was voted in as a Probationer of the organisation at the annual conference in Palm Beach. The company must serve as a Probationer for two years before having the opportunity of achieving Guarantor status in OMNI.


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Industry News


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials have withdrawn a slate of proposed “enhancements” to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Management System to make way for a small-scale test in September of a new statistical data model intended to better identify high-risk carriers.


Capacity shortfalls in the U.S. combined with increased demand for truckload shipments are continuing to boost spot rates to record levels, according to DAT Solutions, which also said in what is an atypical trend, spot rates now are exceeding long-term contract rates.


The second quarter brought a number of increases in driver compensation as the driver shortage continued to impact carriers’ ability to transport loads.


The number of maritime piracy incidents reported to the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre in the first half of 2018 fell to its lowest number in the past 10 years, the agency reported Tuesday. From January to June 2018, ReCAAP had a total of 40 incidents reported, of which 29 were actual incidents while 11 were attempted cases. Among those, 37 (92%) were armed robbery against ships and three (8%) were categorized as piracy.


The Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance have joined the 2M alliance in cancelling strings on the transpacific. According to analyst Alphaliner the cuts equate to 6.7% of capacity deployed on the trade, or 21,300 teu per week.


Developments in technology and demand for freight capacity is enhancing the prospects of aircraft being designed solely to carry cargo.


To witness the buildup to a brewing trade war between the U.S. and China, look no farther than the Port Oakland, where shipping traffic has been heating up along with the rhetoric over President Trump’s tariffs. The port reported that import volume reached a record high last month, possibly due to shippers rushing to beat import tariffs that kicked in this month.


Lufthansa Cargo has released plans to offer digital freight capacity booking in a new partnership with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, cargo.one.


Maersk Line is diverting one of its transatlantic services with MSC and its COEX service to the Port of Liverpool for 12 weeks from Felixstowe which has been hit by delays over the last month since installing a new IT system.


For U.S. retailers, manufacturers, importers and exporters, warehouse space is at its tightest since 2000, when the first dot-com boom was driving strong consumer spending and imports from China were beginning to surge.